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parity

par·i·ty

parity

 
 
pronunciation:
pae rih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: parities
definition 1: equality in amount, status, strength, or the like.
The women did the same job as the men, but there was no parity with respect to pay.
synonyms:
equality, equivalence, equivalency
antonyms:
disparity
similar words:
balance, coequality, correspondence, equilibrium, equipoise, evenness, par, sameness, similitude
definition 2: equivalence for practical purposes, as in the armed strength of two countries.
synonyms:
balance, equivalence
similar words:
equilibrium
definition 3: in the United States, a level of government support for farm prices that gives farmers purchasing power equivalent to that in a chosen base period.
definition 4: of currency, equivalence in value as expressed in the currency of another country.
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